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Depression Concerns about Your Child

A depressive disorder in children involves a pervasive mood change that negatively affects the way they feel, think and function. It is characterized by severe or persistent sadness and/or irritability. If a child exhibits any of the following additional emotions and/or behaviours, this may indicate a depressive disorder.

  • A sense of helplessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Low energy
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • No interest or pleasure in usual activities
  • Moody
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Full of self-hatred
  • Recurrent thoughts of death and suicide
  • Temper outbursts
  • Antisocial
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Poor concentration

Common Depression-related Concerns

Indications of a depression-related pediatric concern can include difficulties or traits associated with:

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